15th Annual Texas Veterans Summit Feb. 11 – 13 at Palmer Events Center

The 15th Annual Veterans Summit will be held February 11 – 13 at the Palmer Events Center. The Talking Book Program (TBP) will host a booth during the Veterans Summit Expo, Feb. 12th and 13th, 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. The Expo includes state, local and federal agencies, veterans’ organizations, not-for-profit groups, schools and companies that provide services which specifically assist veterans and their families.

On Feb. 11 pre-Summit seminars for veteran entrepreneurs, women veterans, non-profit groups and veterans service organizations will be offered. The Summit officially starts at 8:00 a.m. on Feb. 12 with an opening session, followed by breakout sessions. The Veterans Expo is open 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The Summit continues on Feb. 13 at 8:00 a.m., and the closing session starts at 10:00 a.m. with Lt. Governor David Dewhurst as the keynote speaker. The Expo is open 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. Also from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Feb. 13, Texas Veterans Commission staff will provide direct, one-on-one assistance regarding claims, employment and education.

There is no cost to attend the Summit, but online registration is required. Go to www.tvc.texas.gov/summit.aspx to register.

TBP encourages eligible veterans who attend the Expo to sign up for its free library service. TBP offers digital audio books, large print books and Braille to persons with a visual, physical or reading impairment which prevents them from reading a book or holding a book and turning its pages. Books may also be downloaded from a special website. Digital audio players are loaned at no cost, and return postage is free.

The Veterans Summit is presented by the Texas Veterans Commission and the City of Austin.